Gabriel Sherman

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Gabriel Sherman
Born United States
Occupation Author, writer
Language English
Genre Biography, journalism, non-fiction
Spouse Jennifer Stahl

Gabriel Sherman is an American author. In 2014, he wrote a biography about Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes called The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country,[1] which debuted at #9 on The New York Times Bestseller list.[2][3]


Sherman is the son of Raechelle Beth Kriger Thedinga and Leonard Sherman.[4][5][6] His mother is a dietitian and nutritionist; his father is retired as a partner in Accenture and adjunct professor of marketing at Columbia Business School.[4] He has written for The New York Observer[7] and for New York magazine[8] where he is a contributing editor.[9]

SF Gate called his biography of Ailes The Loudest Voice in the Room "classic in a subgenre that might be called Enraged TV Executives Throwing Things."[9] Sherman interviewed 600 people for the book, but did not have an interview with Ailes himself.[9] Sherman portrays Ailes' leadership of Fox News as "absolute".[10] Ken Kurson wrote that the Ze'ev Chafets' biography, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, released before Sherman's book, "does a better job penetrating the psyche of Mr. Ailes (Mr. Chafets had extensive access to the wizard), and Mr. Sherman’s book does a better job depicting the phenomenon of Fox News and its cultural meaning."[11] Fox News has denied many of the events depicted in the book.[12] The book led to a number of media reports about Fox and its culture.[13][14] Jay Ambrose said that readers "should also not worry yourself to death about" The Loudest Voice in the Room because Ailes is a "fascinating if endlessly castigated man whose direction of Fox News divided nothing."[15]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Sherman married Jennifer Stahl in a Jewish ceremony.[4] Stahl is an editor at ProPublica.


  1. ^ Weisberg, Jacob (January 12, 2014). "Gabriel Sherman's 'Loudest Voice in the Room'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Cowles, Gregory (January 24, 2014). "Inside the List". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Gabriel Sherman- intimidation and smear campaign while writing the book – Panel: Truth & Consequence – Retrieved July 20, 1014
  4. ^ a b c New York Times: "Jennifer Stahl, Gabriel Sherman" August 12, 2011
  5. ^ Akron Beacon Journal: "SYBIL KRIGER" June 21, 2009
  6. ^ Eau Claire Leader: "Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Kriger, Canton, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raechelle Beth Kriger, to William H. Thedinga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Thedinga, Menomonie" February 19, 1969
  7. ^ Levy, Steven (October 23, 2006). The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness. Simon & Schuster. pp. 75–. ISBN 9780743293914. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  8. ^ Lehmann, Chris (October 15, 2010). Rich People Things. OR Books. pp. 29–. ISBN 9781935928133. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Kevin Canfield (January 31, 2014). "'The Loudest Voice in the Room,' by Gabriel Sherman". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  10. ^ Highlights of an interview with Terry Gross (January 16, 2014). "Interview: Gabriel Sherman, Author Of 'The Loudest Voice In The Room'". NPR. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  11. ^ Ken Kurson (January 27, 2014). "Dueling Ailes Bios and the New York Times Bestseller List". The New York Observer. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  12. ^ Erik Wemple (January 14, 2014). "Politico's Mike Allen and Fox News PR". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (January 27, 2014). "Fox News Channel racism too Harmful to Be Ignored by Liberals". New Republic. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  14. ^ Marc Ambinder (January 16, 2014). "Fox News' culture of sexism". The Week. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  15. ^ Jay Ambrose (January 26, 2014). "Jay Ambrose: 'Corporate media' critics far off base". Providence Journal. Retrieved February 2, 2014.

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